Hospital bed linens for enhanced thermal properties.
The aim of this project is to design hospital bed linen with improved comfort properties using nonwoven, woven and 3D knitted spacer performs, especially for coma patients; who have neither voluntary in involuntary movements.
Body comfort depends on the distribution of the pressure (body weight) at the points of contact of the body
with the bedding/ bed linen, and also other important properties like thermal conductivity, moisture transmission, fabric hand properties etc.
The pressure distribution at the points of contact depends on the ability of the textile material to change its shape/dimensions under compression, and to effect a lateral distribution of the applied pressure. On this note, the structure and characteristics of the textile fabrics with 3D (spacer) structures could be used to achieve better comfort characteristics.